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Winpak Division

Lean and New Technology
Continuous improvement and new technology go hand in hand

Winpak Division operates ten production facilities across North and South America, manufacturing high-quality, food-safe packaging materials and products for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.  Plain and printed materials are converted into either rolls or pouches.  The 500,000 square foot Winnipeg facility employees over 750 people. On this tour, you will see how Winpak continues to invest in new technology to stay at the forefront of the industry, while at the same time embracing LEAN concepts to ensure that continuous improvement is a key part of the strategy. Tour highlights include engagement of employees in finding a better way ... every day, utilization of 5S and visual management as a problem-solving tool, implementation of robotics to improve flow and efficiency and communication systems to ensure a consistent message is heard across the organization.


Rating: Intermediate


  • No competitors allowed
  • No cameras/recording devices
  • No cell phones
  • Other:  No jewelry, no communicable diseases, no exposed, cuts, sores or lesions, no loose objects stored above the waist, no gum, candy or lozenges to be consumed on the shop floor


  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Safety Glasses will be provided
  • Hearing protection will be provided
  • Signed Non-disclosure Agreement
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